Carlotta Gall is the North Africa Correspondent for The New York Times and the author of The Wrong Enemy: America in Afghanistan, 2001–2014.
 (January 2017)

IN THE REVIEW

Afghanistan: Obama’s Sad Legacy

Hamid Karzai leaving the Interior Ministry after being sworn in as prime minister of Afghanistan’s interim government, Kabul, December 2001; photograph by Paula Bronstein from her book Afghanistan: Between Hope and Fear, just published by University of Texas Press

A Kingdom of Their Own: The Family Karzai and the Afghan Disaster

by Joshua Partlow
It is only two years since Hamid Karzai, leader of Afghanistan since the beginning of the American intervention, stepped down from the presidency, but amazingly many Afghans are regretting the day he left. Afghanistan is in a precarious state. The economy has taken a dive since 2014, when most American …